On the eve of one of the days that the BBC looks forward to on a yearly basis, an online poker staking business have pledged their help to the event.
Badbeat.com will be donating a revenue percentage to support this year’s UK Red Nose Day. The site will be donating 10% of all affiliate revenue generated by Badbeat players on Friday 18th March to Comic Relief in support of Red Nose Day.
“Red Nose Day is a day like no other; when the whole country gets together to help change countless lives,” said Badbeat Managing Director, John Conroy. “We’re incredibly happy to play our part, and do something funny for money!”
As part of Red Nose Day, the site is offering any Badbeat sponsored player the chance to win a UKIPT Cork Main Event Ticket worth €500. To do so players must win a hand holding two Red Noses (Two Red Aces). Although it might be a bit more interesting were they to actually be holding two red noses.
Zynga already pledged money to the Japanese relief effort earlier today and the sterling work of the Calvin Ayre Foundation have shown the online gaming community are more than happy to show a charitable side.
A company who are currently having a busy week at the Cheltenham Festival, Bet365, has today announced an improvement for end users of their website.
The firm has introduced a cloud computing solution to reduce the latency of their core betting system and it means that the company will produce a steady stream of real-time information.
Martin Davies, chief technology officer at Bet365, said, “The new, push system has reduced the latency to two seconds, and can now support upwards of a few million users concurrently.”